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Donald Trump’s Congressional Deputy Trades DACA Amnesty for Tax Cuts, Not Border Wall

Written by  Neil Munro

President Donald Trump’s top congressional aide is prioritizing a new “DACA” amnesty and a tax cut ahead of Trump’s promised border wall, according to news reports.

The congressional relations aide, Marc Short, told reporters September 12 that he is not asking Democrats for any concessions — such as funding for a border wall or passage of the RAISE Act — as they draft an expensive new amnesty for many younger illegals, including the 800,000 illegals who are covered by former President Barack Obama’s DACA amnesty since 2012.

“We’re interested in getting border security and the president has made the commitment to the American people that a barrier is important to that security,” Short said, according to TheHill.com. “Whether it’s part of DACA or another legislative vehicle, I don’t want to bind us into a construct that would make the conclusion on DACA impossible.”

During the breakfast, Short touted the importance of a tax cut. “It is essential to us — right now,” he said.

USA Today reported:

“We are most interested in getting border security, and the president has made a commitment to the American people that he believes that a physical barrier is important to that equation of border security,” Short told reporters at a Christian Science Monitorbreakfast in Washington.

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Not sure if we are witnessing a shell game or not. The fact that the progressive socialists ( AKA Democrats ) seem happy is scary. Do we really know what is going on ?

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To the congressional deputy--------go to blazes------ we want that wall. The WALL IS WHAT TRUMP WON ON AND THAT IS WHAT WE WANT STOP PUTTING UP EXCUSES STOP THE ZING AND ZANG CRAP. We want that wall. Do we need to get someone up they and slap you on the back of the head to get it sunk in. So stop screwing around and get that wall built now. We want the enemy to be stopped from crossing our border. !!!!!!! ENOUGH YOU JERKS

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Eric J. Martindale Written by Eric J. Martindale
September 12, 2017
Don't be misled by the title post. Whatever the President does or does not want regarding DACA has absolutely nothing to do with a border wall. The reason the border wall is not included in the draft, is because multiple polarizing issues - wrong or right - make a bill infinitely harder to pass. As my grandmother used to say, "Let's take one day at a time". The President has repealed DACA, pulled us out of Paris Climate, and continues to fight for a wall and the repeal of Obamacare. Let's not freak out about a smart, strategic approach to moving the ball forward.
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A survey of voters found that Clinton got the working class (except for white workers, who for 50 years have voted Republican) but that the average Trump voter make's 96K a year. The wealthy voted for Trump because he promised tax cuts. The Wall, etc is all bullshit to distract from the real agenda: enriching the rich, through tax cuts and privatization (infrastructure, schools, prisons, etc). The neoliberal program is to transfer public funds into private pockets, a form of legalized theft. Trump and his billionaire friends will all save millions with these new tax cuts, which are the most important issue, the rest all being pandering, wedge issues, distractions, etc.

The main thing is to enrich the rich, even if it means taking food out of the mouths of children (see cuts in SNAP benefits from current levels of $4.20 a day).

The Wall is a barrier to blind ordinary Americans (the rich get it) to the giveaway to the rich at their expense. "And behind that Great Wall awaits you.............................................

"If President Trump’s proposed tax cuts are paid for through the types of spending cuts in his budget proposal, the vast majority of Americans — including more than 90 percent of households in the middle fifth of the income spectrum — would be net losers, a new Tax Policy Center (TPC) analysis indicates.[1] The spending cuts and tax increases needed to offset the cost of the tax cuts would cause their incomes to fall much more than they would gain from the tax cuts themselves. (See Figure 1.)

SOONER OR LATER, THE COST WILL NEED TO BE OFFSET THROUGH SOME COMBINATION OF SPENDING CUTS AND TAX INCREASES.This finding reflects the well-documented reality that the Trump tax cuts skew overwhelmingly to the very wealthy. But it also reflects a frequently overlooked reality of a plan that includes net tax cuts of at least $3.5 trillion over the next decade: sooner or later, the cost will need to be offset through some combination of spending cuts and tax increases. " cbpp.org

"Short (Trump's top congressional aide) touted the importance of a tax cut. “It is essential to us — right now,”

The rest is distraction. Trump the magician: Watch my right hand (while i pick your pocket with my left).

Snake oil!

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Brad Stewart Written by Brad Stewart
September 12, 2017
You're full of Libtard shit as usual, Ruff.
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Nicko D (Helltrooper509) Written by Nicko D (Helltrooper509)
September 12, 2017
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September 12, 2017
I would like to hear some of these Liberal fluffer and stuffers tell me who are these rich people that they are speaking of. Giving companies tax breaks helps them to stay here in America which in turn gives jobs. Higher taxes for business equals find somewhere else to make it. This is what I learned from a business and economics class that I had taken. Its the same liberal cycle that makes things worse. You are a bad person for being rich so tax the crap out of them so they dont the incentive to give people a job right? What have the last 3 presidents done that I voted for done before Trump??
Allen Barker Written by Allen Barker
September 12, 2017
Dale, do you ever read what you write? Do you ever listen to what you say? "The neoliberal program is to transfer public funds into private pockets, a form of legalized theft." Where the hell do you think PUBLIC FUNDS come from if not from PRIVATE POCKETS??? You are a real genius... Maybe you can explain to me how to give tax cuts to those who get more back at years end than they ever paid in ??? You are the kind of IDIOT who would gladly vote for Michelle with a campaign slogan... "I've fixed the school lunch program and now I'll fix the world" Look up Libturd in the dictionary friend.... It's your picture!!!
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Dale Ruff Written by Dale Ruff
September 12, 2017
The history of tax breaks to big corporations is that is led, under Reagan, to tripling the debt and 11 tax hikes on the middle class, under Bush II to the worst recession in 80 years, and what is done with these "savings" is that they are not used to expand operations or hire more workers but they are a) invested abroad (China, india) where their is a higher ROI and b) it is used to buy back stocks, which boosts the stock price (thus giving CEOs huge bonuses) without in any way expanding the business or investing in new plants or hiring, which being based not on growth but artificial supply and demand creates asset bubbles, which always at some point burst.

For example: " As a revealing new academic study shows, big pharmaceutical companies have spent more on share buybacks and dividends in a recent 10-year period than they did on research and development. The working paper, published on Thursday by the Institute for New Economic Thinking, is entitled “U.S. Pharma’s Financialized Business Model.”

The paper’s five authors concluded that from 2006 through 2015, the 18 drug companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index spent a combined $516 billion on buybacks and dividends. This exceeded by 11 percent the companies’ research and development spending of $465 billion during these years.

The authors contend that many big pharmaceutical companies are living off patents that are decades-old and have little to show in the way of new blockbuster drugs. But their share buybacks and dividend payments inoculate them against shareholders who might be concerned about lackluster research and development.

A few companies have spent more money repurchasing shares than they allocated to research over the period, the study found. They included Gilead Sciences, which spent $27 billion on buybacks versus $17 billion on research, and Biogen Idec, which repurchased $14.6 billion in stock and spent $13.8 billion on research and development." NYTimes
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cnbc reports: "Bank stocks jump after banks get Fed's blessing to unleash big buybacks, dividends
Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup and Bank of America were all higher.
JPMorgan announced its biggest repurchase program since the financial crisis, while Citigroup unleashed its largest ever buyback program and doubled its dividend.
The Fed did not object to any of the buybacks or dividend hikes from the 34 banks it reviewed during the second phase of its annual stress test."

Prices rise, CEO's get huge bonuses, but the banks have not grown their business at all This is how bubbles are created. This is how the market crashes. Wake up!
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Dale Ruff Written by Dale Ruff
September 12, 2017
I pay taxes; Lockheed spends millions to hire politicians to do their bidding; the politicians pass huge authorizations (500 billion for the failed F-35), thus transferring my tax money, which should go for schools, highways, research, etc, to Boehing, which continues to have huge cost overruns so that now the total cost of the F-35 is estimated to be 1.5 trillion. The program is over 10 years old and not one plane is combat ready but Boeing has made hundreds of million.

Here's another example: the Bush Part D Medicare Drug Act prohibits Medicare from negotiating drug prices (being the largest consumer, it should, by free market principles, get the cheapest prices, saving us all money) and so Medicare pays twice as much as Medicaid, the VA, and much smaller groups. This takes money all workers pay as payroll taxes and gives it away to rich drug companies; since the law was passed, the giveaway has been about 300-400 billion, money sorely needed for medical treatment.

Some guy making 30K a year pays payroll taxes, which are then in part given over to a rich tax company because they paid off the Republicans to pass a law keeping Medicare from negotiating prices. Thus public money from taxpayers is given away to rich corportations. This is neoliberalism, or corporate fascism.
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Dale Ruff Written by Dale Ruff
September 12, 2017
That's a brilliant analysis, my friend.
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Robert Webster Written by Robert Webster
September 13, 2017
You should have taken a better economics class. Corporations are there to make money nothing else and making money means less expenses and the greatest expense top any manufacturing industry is labor over 40% of your expense, taxes about a 12% expense. Look at the last time that Corporations got a tax break and see who it helped, you ll find out the corporations put nothing back into this country that helped the working class and continues moving out of the country with the Reagan tax cut.
It has and always will be it is the rich which I am supposedly one of but I also agree with the two richest persons in the USA Buffett and Gates that the rich never pay their fair share, only pentance never an equal amount the working class pays, through all the taxes paid in this country the working class pays the most through consumer tax better known as sales tax and hidden taxes on products which have already been taxed many times through manufacturing or import.
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Dale Ruff Written by Dale Ruff
September 13, 2017
You are probably not rich, perhaps middle class, but you defend the predators who have seized 95% of all new wealth since the Great Recession. 5 billionaires have more wealth than 3 billion poor people on earth: "Hey, what's wrong with making money. So people starve. Who gives a fuck?"

The democrats aren't big on national security OR law and order. Border Patrol knows the best way to secure our borders, and everyone should defer to them. When they do immigration reform, they should 'plug the leak'.

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Of course, we must give millionaires and billionaires their "tax cuts," another word for give-aways to the rich. And the "wall" is sheer lunacy.

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Frank W Brown Written by Frank W Brown
September 12, 2017
Back to the basement with your furry blankie and warm oatmeal!
Lillian Devore Written by Lillian Devore
September 12, 2017
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It's hard to give tax cuts to the bottom 50%, since collectively they pay less than 3% of the overall taxes. The middle class will benefit, and if corporations bring their money back from overseas, the whole country will be lifted. The high tax rates ran our companies out of the country. The goal is to repatriate trillions.
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Joseph R. Davis Written by Joseph R. Davis
September 12, 2017
There's always some simple-minded mamzer, who thinks he has to say something clever, rather than say something relevant to the subject. Let's see if I can converse with FRANKIE, on his level of comprehension?

Oooga booga, Frankie. Grunt. Grunt.
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Joseph R. Davis Written by Joseph R. Davis
September 12, 2017
No doubt you believe in trickle-down economics. Bull-(expletive deleted), from the word "go."
Jeanette Widdifield Bennett Written by Jeanette Widdifield Bennett
September 12, 2017
No amnesty for DACA illegals or any more of the illegals......
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Brad Stewart Written by Brad Stewart
September 12, 2017
Hey, Davis ! You and Dale Ruff ought to get married. You're a match made in Hell.

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